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"Tales from the farmers wife" shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.
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If you have a child who has been missing the big games in Lockdown and hungry to discover more about the game, we may have the answer. Quarto Kids have teamed up with the football magazine experts Mundel to bring you the Big Book of Football. This is the perfect insight into both the men’s and woman’s game for budding fans. Read on to discover more about the book and for your chance to win a copy.
About the Big Book of Football
The book is specifically designed for children with a keen interest in learning tactics of the game as explained by the experts. See how to make all the best moves and find out who has really nailed them in the past. From iconic haircuts to the biggest, best and weirdest facts this book has it all. Kids can become a real knowledge base on the game with this book and really impress their friends.
What we love
Full of helpful techniques to play
Clear child friendly language in bit sized chunks
Fun illustrations on each page
Step by step learning making suitable for beginner to budding footballer.
Need to Know
7 – 11 years
Mundial Football Magazine Agency
Quarto Kids (Wide Eyed Editions)
Video preview of the Big Book of Football
Win your copy of the Big Book of Football with Quarto Kids and coombe Mill
For your chance to win this book and learn from the footie experts simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.
We all have the message that we need to look after the health of our planet. The amount of waste we produce is becoming a real problem. Understanding what we can recycle and reuse, what we should avoid, what is harmful and what we should encourage can be confusing. Lonely Planet kids have a super helpful book aimed at 9 – 12 year olds which looks into our plastic problem with 60 sensible ideas for how to reduce our waste and help save the earth. Read on to discover more about The Plastic Problem and for your chance to win a copy.
About The Plastic Problem
The book aims to educate the reader on the complexity of plastic. Learn the history of plastic, how and where it is used and how you can make a difference. Discover the different formats, which can be recycled, which can be reused, which are safe to eat from and so much more. It turns out only 8% of plastic is recycled around the world yet it is found in so many products from our home to our clothes.
Understanding is the first step to doing something about our plastic habit. The 60 initiatives set out in the book are both achievable and practical; an easy way to make a difference and look after our planet.
What we Love
Educational: the book is packed with useful facts in child friendly small chunks.
Engaging: From history to making a difference today, the book tackles its educational role in an interesting manner.
Activities to start right away: Everyone can play their part with the suggested tasks in the book.
Helpful actionable summary to becoming a plastic patroller.
Checklist. Tick off each of the 60 activities as you do them.
We were sent a copy of The Plastic Problem book for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Our copy of the book is available to borrow from the Coombe Mill Games Room for our holiday guests.
Myths and Legends of the world is the perfect story book for children with a flair for imagination. The 21 stories in the book are based on historical narrative from ancient times. Many have a moral tale to them, inspire courage or simply explain away phenomena that were once a mystery, like a volcanic eruption. Animals, gods and goddesses form the characters in these captivating short stories.
Read on to discover more and for your chance to win a copy.
About Myths and Legends of the World
Travel through Africa, Asia, Europe and the Arctic and discover the creatures of the sea and land that were used to explain ancient history. There are some imaginative explanations for some of the big questions such as how the world was created. The stories are too farfetched to be mixed up with reality, but do give a little insight into different parts of the globe, their history, culture, climate and environment as the backdrop to the stories.
What we Love
Each story is easy to understand and captivating.
Clever Illustrations bring the myths and legends to life.
A helpful map at the start of each continent section helps the reader place the story.
Stimulates imagination, creativity and an interest in our ancient history.
We were sent a copy of Myths and Legends of the World book for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Our copy of the book is available to borrow from the Coombe Mill Games Room for our holiday guests.
Every now and then something rather special comes my way. Discovering Jana Reinhardt jewellery is one of those moments. Jana is a goldsmith specialising in beautiful wildlife themes at her family studio in Worthing. I have received the most delightful hummingbird necklace to share my thoughts with you and offer a chance to win one of these delicate necklaces for yourself or a gift to someone special.
More about Jana Reinhardt Jewellery
From the packaging to the craftsmanship, this jewellery oozes care and attention to detail. Jana includes a wonderful booklet with her jewellery covering their history in goldsmithing, care for your jewellery and their green policy. Furthermore, you can’t fail to be enticed with a selection of the beautiful pieces they produce. Engraving and commissioned jewellery is also an option, perfect for a wedding, engagement, anniversary or special birthday.
The Hummingbird Necklace
The dear little hummingbird necklace is one of the favourites in the range; it is not hard to see why. Hummingbirds are believed to represent joy coming into your life and rescilliance, a perfect symbol to wear everyday or for an evening out.
As a mother myself I would love to receive a gift like this hummingbird necklace on my birthday, mother’s day or as an anniversary present. We are actually 25 years married this summer which is our silver anniversary (Hint hint Farmer Nick). However from the moment my daughter set eyes on it she wants one too, it is her 16th birthday next month so clearly this is a winner across the age groups. If you like chunky statement jewellery, this is probably not for you, but if you like understated, dainty and delicate this is perfect.
Win your hummingbird necklace with Jana Reinhardt jewellery and Coombe Mill
For your chance to win this delightful sterling silver necklace simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.
There are a fascinating collection of creatures living alongside us in our urban areas. Nature has a remarkable way of adapting to the environment we have created. For the benefits of young minds, who better than Lonely Planet Kids to uncover the wild side of cities around the world. Do you know someone who would enjoy Wild in the City? Read on to discover more about this lovely book and for your chance to win a copy.
About Wild in the City
Animals from all over the world have learnt to adapt to the growing urbanisation of our planet. In Wild in the City some surprising animals, together with their clever behaviour are uncovered. Did you know that the friendly English fox likes to hop on the capital’s busses and tubes? While their natural diet is berries and small mammals, they have learned to rummage through the city bins for our throw away food scraps too. We are not the only city with animals prowling the street at night; discover the leopards in Mumbai, mountain Lions in Los Angeles and deer in Japan. This lovely book looks at how they survive and how you can help them, it also covers bugs, birds and reptiles, so there is plenty to explore wherever you live or travel.
What we Love
Educational: the book is packed with fascinating facts in child friendly small chunks.
Engaging: From paw prints to poo kids will be taken by the animal kingdom living next door to us.
Beautifully illustrated: Every bite sized section has an accompanying image
Logical lay out: Sectioned by Mammals, birds, reptiles and bugs. Also contains a helpful glossary, Index and double spread on how you can help or city friends.
We were sent a copy of the Wild in the City book for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Our copy of the book is available to borrow from the Coombe Mill Games Room for our holiday guests.
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares life on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. Step into our beautiful 30 acres and experience nature close up with farming and educational crafts in stunning North Cornwall. Family, fun and adventure start here.